Noble Estates offers two of Argentina’s top rated wines.


This week we have a very special offering of the wines of Catena. The two we are offering are a study in vineyard designated- and appellation designated wines. The Zapata Fortuna Terrae Adrianna is a 100 point rated single vineyard wine, and the Vista Flores is an appellation wine. Both are of exceptional quality at different ends of the price spectrum.

2012 Zapata Fortuna Terrae Adrianna Malbec – case of 3 btls – 100 points James Suckling
Located at 5000 ft above sea level the Adrianna vineyard has often been called South America’s only grand cru vineyard. Early on Nicolas Catena Zapata discovered the influence altitude has on fruit quality. An ideal environment for grape maturation, each parcel of the vineyard is farmed separately depending on it’s soil composition. The deep loamy soils of the Adrianna vineyard and high altitude result in wines with optimal acidity and delicate flower aromas. The Fortuna Terrae Malbec spends 24 months in 225 litre french oak barrels. The result is a wine that has spicy black fruit, moderate acidity and is very elegant.

2014 Vista Flores Malbec – case of 12 btls – 92 points Tim Atkin
Similar to Burgundy, wines that come from grapes grown in the territory of certain villages which give their name to the appellation, such as Volnay and Pommard. Village vineyards are small, and often owned by siblings and cousins within the same family. The flavours of Catena Appellation “Village” wines express the diversity of terroir and the historic farming customs of these local families. The wine is aged in 85% French oak and 15% American oak from vineyards that are at 3,600 feet.

Please contact me directly to order these special wines.

Joe Alberti

Free delivery for 2 cases or more, $15 charge for 1 case